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Sweet-toothed sheep block roads. A story from a week back courtesy of a nudge from laserpubes, about Welsh sheep that took a fancy to grit laced with sugar that was being used to de-ice roads. So rather than the ice making the roads impassable, the sheep were.

Italy mystery of prehistoric hug. The sweet but eerie tale of two 5,000 year-old hugging skeletons that have been unearthed near Verona, Italy. Was it a simultaneous heart attack brought on by naughty neolithic things? We will never know, although the skulls were smiling.

NY seeks ban on iPod shuffle. The New York state senator wants to ban people from wearing iPods (MP3 players?) while crossing the road, after two Brooklin residents were killed while wearing them. In one incident passers by were screaming at the jaywalker to stop, but they couldn't hear.

Samsung’s $200,000 Machine Gun Sentry Robot. And in non-BBC news, Samsung have developed an Aliens-style robot sentry gun, which may well be used to "patrol" the border between north and south Korea. You have 10 seconds to comply...

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Surely a better solution would be to ban people from crossing the road without looking?

That's so stupid it's amazing. You are never going to get 12 million people, most of which have an mp3 player at this point, to stop using them. No. We have been using walkmans and diskmans before the iPod. Just ban stupid people from walking around.

Nooooooo! The iPoD iS tHE EvIL! BURNS IT!

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